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and we -- without one of them, we just didn't know what we would do. you know? we can't thank them enough. >> it's what we do. another day in the cocoa pd. >> what a sight. >> oh, wow. i'm going to start crying. that is a miracle! thank god for those angels, too. all right, on that night, have a night weekend. time now for "newsroom" with carol costello. happening now in t "newsroom" -- a furious mix of rain, wind and waves. hurricane hermine hits florida. >> we have substantial flooding down on the coast. also the rape case that gripped the nation. an ex-stanford swimmer convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman and sentenced to just months in jail. today he's walking out and back in to the national spotlight.
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plus, o say can you see the controversy? nfl quarterback colin kaepernick doubles down on his anthem protest but this time he's not alone. and he says he's not stopping there. let's talk live in the "cnn newsroom." good morning, i'm carol costello. thanks very much for joining me this morning. we begin with breaking news. of course the big presidential debates are coming up very soon and we now know who will moderate those debates. brian stelter is here to break the news for us this morning. the announcement just out from the commission on presidential debates. it is so intriguing this year. this was a pretty hard process this year. the donald trump factor and the hillary clinton factor, both made this a very hard process for the commission, this bipartisan commission picks the moderators every four years. just looking at names here now, the first debate, september 26, a few weeks from today, lester holt, the "nbc nightly news" anchor.
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of course this will be the biggest stage of his career. there will be 100 million viewers watching this first debate between clinton and trump. lester holt will be the first moderator. the second debate is the vice presidential debate, elaine quijano of cbs news news will moderate. then the third is a town hall meeting anderson cooper and martha r martha radich. representatives of all five major networks broadcasting on this list. a wide variety of journalists. lester holt, the first african-american solo anchor of a network nightly newscast also moderating this debate. very interesting. three and a half weeks from now we'll see trump and clinton on the stage for the first time.
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>> how much input do trump and clinton have in choosing these moderators? >> informally there is conversation but there is no veto. ultimately it is the commission, this bipartisan commission, representatives of both democrats and republicans on this commission who decide who the moderators will be. they spend weeks going through this process and it is so important because it is really up to the moderators individually to come up with the questions. on the case of the town hall with anderson cooper, martha radich, that will be in st. louis at a university there. we know these debates are make or break moments for both candidates. clinton has long ties of course, she has a long history. trump has a long business history. they'll both be questioned on stage. >> i know many people have walked up to me and said they cannot wait for that first debate to happen. >> now we know who will be on stage. >> brian stelter, thanks very much for breaking that news this morning. donald trump will now talk face to face with an african-american congregation in detroit. that's according to the "new york times." his change of plans coming after criticism he would only agree to
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a sit-down taped interview with the bishop of great faith ministries church. this as an nba superstar urges the candidate not to use his family's tragedy for political gain. for the first time, dwyane wade is speaking out about the shooting death of his cousin and this tweet by donald trump after it happened. "dwyane wade's cousin was just shot and killed walking her baby in chicago. just what i've been saying. african-americans will vote trump!" here's dwyane wade's reaction on gma. >> it was kind of conflicted. it's like on one end, your cousin's death is used as a ploy for a political gain. on the other hand, it is a national story. it goes back to that for me. i want eyes on the city. i want us to be able to do more together. the only way we do more together is if more people know what's
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going on. i was grateful that it started a conversation. but on the other hand, it is just a bad taste in my mouth because of what my family's dealing with and what our city of chicago is dealing with and it looks like it's being used as a political game. >> cnn national correspondent ryan nobles will tell us more about this. >> good morning. donald trump will make a direct pitch to african-american voters over the next few days. it will start today when he travels to philadelphia. that's where he'll have a private meeting with african-american voters. then tomorrow, he heads to detroit. that's where he'll appear in front of a large church and sit down for an interview with the impact network. that's a religious television channel that's run by the church's pastor, bishop wayne t. jackson. now the interview and the church appearance will be closed to the press. trump's team though is making sure that the candidate is prepared. "the new york times" has revealed a lengthy list of scripted answers to the questions that trump will be asked in the interview.
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the "times" is reporting the trump campaign will even be able to edit portions of the interview before it airs in about a week. >> all right. thanks so much from washington. little bit more breaking news just about to happen. the former stanford swimmer convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman behind a trash bin is about to walk free from jail. cameras right now packed outside of that california jail where brock turner has only served three months of a six-month sentence. he's expected to walk out that door at any moment now. turner's early release re-igniting national outrage. cnn's dan simon live in california this morning in san jose with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, carol. we are keeping our eyes trained on this front door at the san jose jail. as you said, brock turner could really walk out at any moment. we believe he is going to go through this path and get in a car that has been prearranged for him by his family and his
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attorney. we believe most likely he is headed to the airport and will head back to ohio. that is the deal that has been worked out with the judicial system there. brock turner will have to register as a sex offender within three days. as you note, carol, this case drew a lot of attention, really rose to national prominence after that powerful impact statement from the victim. it was an emotional gut-wrenching letter that really fueled the anger over what many perceive to be as a very light sentence. brock turner getting just six months in prison but he only had to serve three months because that's the way the law works here in california. as long as you exhibit good behavior, you only have to serve half of your sentence. again, brock turner expected to be released at any moment. we are watching that door here in front of the jail in san jose. >> i can see the reporters waiting for him to come out that door. but are there other protesters around where you are? >> reporter: at this point, there are no protesters.
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we believe that turner is walking out right now. there you see him, carol. i'm just going to -- we're just going to stop and watch. and there you have it, carol. he walked out of the jail. obviously did not want to say anything. got into the car and is now headed out. we were told that he was in a special unit within the jail because this was a sex crime and they wanted to keep him confined. again, serving just three months of that six-month sentence to sort of review the facts for you, the terms of this case. this all goes back to january 2015 when brock turner was accused of sexually assaulting
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an unconscious woman behind a dumpster outside a fraternity party on the stanford campus. he was ultimately caught by a pair of graduate students who saw what was going on. in court, turner tried to claim this was all consensual. but, carol, the jury just did not buy it. and then of course, you had the judge who gave what many many perceive to be as a very lenient sentence. we know that this morning there are going to be lots of protesters here in san jose protesting that sentence and the judge. they are calling for the judge to be removed. most likely, in november, you're going to see the judge's name on the ballot with voters having the choice whether or not to remove him from the bench. >> i know this judge is no longer hearing criminal cases. that's by his own volition. he's supposedly only going to hear civil cases right now. we'll see what happens re-election bid comes out. so brock turner walked outside that jail alone.
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he is a free man. but it is unusual that police allowed the press to be around him. was that by design? >> reporter: they wants to make certain that he didn't get any special treatment. the sheriff was sensitive to that so she said, just like any other inmate, we're going to make sure that he goes out the front door. we should also point out that the sheriff herself has been critical of the judge's sentence so she didn't want to do anything on her part to make it look like she was coddling brock turner in any way, carol. >> i want to bring in mel robbins, a legal animalyst to tk more about this. this case has caused so much outrage, it could change how rapists are sentenced in the state of california. the california legislature passed a bill that mandates a prison term whenever a victim is unconscious. that bill has jet to be signed by the california governor jerry brown but it is expected to be signed. so just tell us about the
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national impact this case has had. >> good morning, carol. this was a really horrific case and it did ignite a massive controversy. that controversy happened really because the victim in this case, carol, wrote a 12-page single-spaced letter that detailed the pain and suffering that she endured after this horrible, horrible crime. as those of you that are maybe just tuning in, this was that case where she was assaulted behind a dumpster and there were two graduate students on stanford campus that were riding by that thankfully intervened. this was also a case where her perpetrator was not only convicted, he was convicted of three felonies. the assault, the intent to commit rape, sexual penetration on somebody who was unconscious, and sexual penetration on somebody who was intoxicated. it is not one, but three
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felonies. he was facing 14 years in this case, carol. and the prosecutor in this case recommended six years. so you got a case where this was tried, a jury convicted him on three accounts, the victim testified, the prosecutor asked for six years -- and then part of the outrage also, if you recall, was because the father stood up in this case and the line that really sent shockwaves around not only this nation but the world was that he said to the judge, "come on, all this for 20 minutes of action?" he talk about the fact that his son no longer had an appetite for rib eye and was really suffering. so i think the contrast between the compelling 12-page letter that the victim herself read in court and the very just tone-deaf offensive comments of the dad who wanted leniency for his son. and then the judge gave him six months, carol. six months for this! >> i know.
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it is just truly outrageous. going back to what i said initially to you, that the california legislature passed this bill requiring prison time for anybody who sexually assaults an unconscious person. why does that have to be made into law? >> you know, i think it has to be made into law because a lot of these cases are happening behind closed doors in courtrooms where the media is not there to bubble up some of the circumstances. let's also keep in mind that he did get a prison sentence. he got a prison sentence of six months. so it is not enough that jail time needs to be mandatory. in california, because of the overcrowding, he got exactly what every other inmate gets. if you get convicted of a crime and sentenced to jail time in california, carol, because of overcrowding, you're only going to serve half of the time because you get credit for two days for every single day
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served. so he, under california law, only got six months and he's technically served his sentence after three months. now it doesn't end here. he's going to reportedly move home with his parents. he's going to have to register as a sex offender. he's going to be a registered sex offender for the rest of his life. he is going to be in a sex offender program for at least a year. so this is something that brock turner's going to be dealing with for the rest of his life. but so is the victim. and i think that that's what this case -- the impact that it really could make as a legacy case. other thing that happened in this case, you'll recall, carol, is that about the same time, there was a similar case where he wasn't -- the defendant pled guilty to a very similar case. he apologized in court, something that brock turner did not do, and was sentenced to three years. so there was also outrage because people felt that brock turner was getting special treatment because he was a stanford grad, and because he was a wealthy white kid that
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could afford to have representation. >> all right, mel robbins, thanks so much for putting this into perspective for us. always appreciate it. we have to talk a little bit about the weather. labor day weekend is coming up, it is the unofficial end of summer and for millions of americans it is going out with a roar. hermine charges ashore as a hurricane and battles florida's gulf coast. up to 15 inches of rain fell in some areas. there's also heavy flooding. trees topples. hundreds of thousands of people left without power. hermine now churning across georgia, now headed toward the carolinas. it's been downgraded do a tropical storm but remains a fearsome rainmaker. some computer models suggesting it could follow the path of super storm sandy gaining strength at sea before slamming back into the eastern seaboard. >> as soon as it gets out over the water, some of the model depictions show the onshore show
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picking up pret quickty quicklye hampton roads area. it is going to be wind and water. flooding could happen at the immediate coastline. could happen farther inland due to the heavy rainfall that could last for a long time as this sits offshore. you don't have to have the center come over you to have bad water and wind conditions on land. so we have some confidence that we're going to have a pretty hazardous event here early next week. first we're covering all the developments from the cnn weather center to florida's gulf coast. beginning south of tallahassee where the storm first made landfall. >> reporter: carol, good morning. it is incredible when you think about it that the eye of then-hurricane hermine was actually pounding the area of the panhandle, not far from where we are standing right to you. now the skies are clearing and so are some of the roadways. this stretch of road here in st. marks was actually completely flooded but the water has receded quicker than we expected. roads also being cleared of any debris. that was a major issue for first
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responders who were trying to get into this area to make sure everybody was okay. at this point we do understand that there were no major injuries. there were a few people who had to be rescued from a home after a tree fell on top of that house. that, carol, is really what officials want people to keep in mind. we are expecting to hear from florida governor rick scott in a few moments. but he is getting a i head of his message right now by recommending people simply stay indoors, stay home as crews try to pick up the pieces, clear out the roadways. then hopefully get people back up and running. we are told at least 100,000 people are still in the dark in and around the tallahassee area. let's head to the cnn weather center now and chad meyers to see where this storm is headed. >> good morning, carol. it is headed into georgia, north carolina and eventually into the ocean again. it will re-emerge in the gulfstream. that's what dr. knabb from the hurricane center was talking about. if it does that and stays there a long time, it could actually regenerate itself. that water is significantly warm enough. about 30 degrees celsius.
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very, very hot. you only need 24. we're way over 85 degrees fahrenheit. that's enough water, enough heat in that water to make this storm get bigger again. but for now, flooding into georgia, parts of south carolina, north carolina, and wind at about 50 miles per hour. you saturate the roots of the trees and all of a sudden you blow them over. that's going to take down more power lines. even by late tonight. it is still only to about myrtle beach or so. but then it goes over cape hatteras and gets back into the ocean right there. now it is only a 45-mile-per-hour storm at that point. right now it is down to 60. but as it just sits there and gains more strength, it could sit for three solid days because of a high pressure to the north. not going to let it move any farther away. typically they just skedaddle out into the atlantic ocean. this is not going to allow it. the high says -- not so fast. so monday, tuesday, wednesday we could see wind gusts if it is close enough, 40, 50, 60 miles
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per hour in every coastal community that wants to have a labor day weekend. doesn't look good right now. >> chad meyers, thanks so much. i'll be right back.
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donald trump will talk face to face with an african-american congregation in detroit this weekend and last night on fox, he kept up his appeal with that now-familiar phrase, what do you have to lose? first, with me now, boris epshteyn, senior adviser to mr. trump. abby phillips is a "washington post" national political reporter. i do want to play what mr. trump said on "the o'reilly factor" last night. here it is. >> i have so many african-american friends where they're doing great and they're making good money. they're living a good life. they've got the american dream going. but you have tremendous numbers of african-americans that have really had a hard time. i mean beyond belief. read the numbers where you have so many in poverty and the crime
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is horrible and the education is terrible and they live terribly. and i say what do you have to lose? i say to them, what do you have to lose? give it to me. i'm going to fix it. >> so, boris, is this sort of the thing that mr. trump will say to this congregation on saturday? >> it will be part of a wider discussion, carol. it is going to be a discussion about the economy, about jobs, about revitalizing inner cities in this country. 26% unemployment among african-americans. 26% poverty, excuse me, among african-americans. over 8% unemployment, double that -- >> do you think that's what the congregation will want to hear? >> the congregation will want to talk about all kinds of issues. talk about violence that's going on in inner cities. chicago is more dangerous than afghanistan. that's got to be fixed under the democrat mayor of chicago or the clinton -- >> wait a minute. chicago is more dangerous than afghanistan? >> yes. in chicago this year -- >> there are ieds planted in afghanistan with the taliban running around? >> over 450 murders in taliban just this year.
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coalition forces in afghanistan -- >> what about the number of afghans that have been killed? >> i'm talking about americans. >> just trying to put things in perspective. abby, we did find out that donald trump will address this african-american congregation. i talked to the bishop of that church yesterday and at that time he said donald trump would not be addressing the congregation. he would be sitting down for an interview with the bishop only. donald trump has changed things. right? why do you think that is? >> well, i think that there is -- i think a desire among the public to see donald trump engage with voters, with african-americans, with minority voters, in a sort of more straightforward way, in an environment that's not entirely scripted. i think he kind of needs to do that to sort of prove how genuine he is about this issue. he didn't get to this point in
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exactly the most ideal way. there were a lot of stumbles along the way but this is an opportunity for him to have the kind of face to face conversation that people want to see from him. they want to see how he responds, how he deals with people's real concerns in some of these areas and how he deals with the community at large. >> i think many african-americans within the city of detroit are glad that donald trump will be addressing the congregation face to face. but they're also concerned about something that came out in the "new york times" this morning that the list of questions from the bishop of this church were released to the trump campaign before the interview so that donald trump could go over them and come up with answers. >> carol, i don't think people in detroit are bothered by that at all. hillary clinton hasn't given a press conference or even bothered to give a press conference in over 270 days. >> wait a minute. let's go back to the bishop. before we pivot, let's go back to the -- we're talking about something really important. donald trump is going there into the hornet's nest and i admire
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him for that. it is going to be a very tough conversation. i just want to talk about that for a moment. >> i don't think -- donald trump is talking to all americans. african-americans, hispanic-americans, all americans. here he is going to the inner city to talk about the troubles of this specific inner city and our cities in general and that community in general. >> it will be a -- >> "the new york times" has done anything they can to hurt this campaign. this wassance unsubstantiated story with no named sources whatsoever. it is an absolute hack piece. i would look at what's actually happen. for weeks now the media has been driving in that donald trump is not going to the inner city. now he is going p ing to the in city. >> so you know, we'll have bishop jackson in in the next hour and ask him about that "new york times" report. >> it is more interesting to see whether he cares or not. he said he's given his questions before to the obama white house. says it is standard procedure but in this case this piece was not true and we absolutely
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dispute it at the trump campaign. >> okay. we'll ask bishop jackson. abby, bishop jackson said he was glad donald trump was coming to address his cons gags. is he a democrat but he has an open mind. it is all about love and understanding and not divisiveness and that's why he's welcoming donald trump into his church. >> well, i think that african-americans want both parties to engage with them. it hasn't always happened that way. when it does happen it's notable. so i think faith communities are particularly important for african-american communities because that's the sort of center of political engagement. so donald trump is actually quite smart to start there. that's where you see people really engaging with politicians. hillary clinton goes to african-american churches all the time. part of that is because that's sort of the nexus of where people decide what they're going to do at the ballot box. to the "new york times" report, i'll just say that one of the
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interesting things that had revealed was just not necessarily the questions but the answers. it was how the trump campaign wants him to respond to sort of questions about his faith and questions about what he would do for the african-american community. we'll see what he actually says. but the sort of difference between what's being scripted and what comes out of his mouth is always something that's interesting in this campaign and we'll see how that ends up turning out. >> i have to leave it there. boris epshteyn, abby phillips, thanks. a big change in the way hillary clinton deals with the media while on the campaign trail. we'll tell you what it is -- next.
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the most anticipated jobs report of the year was released just last hour. it shows employers added 151,000 new jobs last month. that's lower than economists had predicted. for more, i'm joined by chief
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business correspondent christine romans. put this into perspective for us. >> perspective is what we do. isn't it. 151,000 new jobs. that's not as strong as the two months prior which were very strong. but it is respectable. economists telling us it is a respectable number, still enough to absorb new people into the workforce. wage growth, 2.4%. you'd like to see that do better. that's something the fed would like to see better wage growth so they can start raising interest rates. the trend, the perspective again. you see the last three months on this chart. may was a little weak, but june, july bounced back. when you look at that all together, the average job creation over the past year -- 204,000, on average, a month. you had 1.5 million jobs created this year. that trend is fantastic. experts call this nearly full employment. as you sit here below 5% for the unemployment rate, it means you aren't going to get a lot of
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200,000, 250,000 new jobs every month because you are just kind of stuck there. you want to get people off the sidelines and into the labor market. food, lower wage jobs, very good jobs growth there. business an information services, financial services be with good job growth there. those are higher wages. manufacturing had a tough month again which brings me to what donald trump -- 19 minutes after the report came out donald trump's camp had a statement. among the things the trump team said, the august jobs report shows the troubling long-term trend. clinton-obama economy fails to produce better paying jobs, particularly in manufacturing where they can reduce our trade deficit. right away team trump looks at weaknesses in this report, even as economists are calling it a good report. i think until the election, that's what you'll see when we get these jobs numbers. >> christine romans, thanks so
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much. after months of scrutiny over what critics say is a lack of media access, hillary clinton could soon get up close an personal with reporters. an aide announcing that beginning on monday, clinton will fly on the very same plane as her traveling press corps. the move coming of at campaign previously resisted requests from the media to travel together. clinton used one plane while the press used another. let's talk about this. joining me now, erroll lewis, and robert zimmerman. robert, it sure seems like team clinton caved. >> well, you know, actually, in fairness to team clinton here, in 2016 they did -- hillary clinton did 375 interviews with the media. and she just finished actually this month -- >> she has not talked to reporter for quite a long time, robert. now she's suddenly appearing on this press plane. the trump camp has been criticizing her for this. voters think there is a lack of transparency and they don't
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trust her. so, come on. >> carol, let's put this in perspective. seriously now. besides the 375 interviews she's done, she's also met this month with the national association of black journalists, the national association of hispanic journalists, and compared to donald trump who not only does not have the press on his plate, he actually has a blacklist banishing members of the media he doesn't like from traveling with his campaign and he wants to loosen libel laws so public figures can sue the journalists. >> erroll lewis, why are you smiling? >> i'm smiling because my friend robert zimmerman is a spirited advocate, as always. in this case he happens to be not quite right. look, one thing that happens with being in proximity to the candidate is, you get to see them moving around. are they spry, are they energetic. you get to see the looks on the faces of their aides after they come out of a meeting with that candidate. there is a lot more than just sitting down for a formal structured interview. we in the media have the right
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to be able to really see this. keep in mind, members of the press who travel in the traveling press corps pay a considerable amount of money in order to be near the candidate. and to deny them access not only frustrates the higher goal of presenting the candidate fully to the public, but it also really hurts the news organizations. that's partly why people with complaining so much. >> i'm not a journalist so i can't possibly win. i think now that she'll be on the plane you can see her up close and personal all the time. >> i'm sure she'll be asked plenty of questions when she talks to those reporters every so often about the clinton foundation. that came up during the campaign stop. vice president joe biden was like stumping for hillary clinton. but when he was asked about the clinton global foundation, whether the clintons had done enough to distance themselves from the foundation, this is what he said. >> do you think americans should be concerned at all or -- about the ethics of the clinton foundation? has the clinton foundation
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always been 100% ethical in in your view? >> i think the clinton foundation, like all foundations, have found themselves in a position where things are changing and i think she's going to ng cha achange at to the realities of how complicated it's all become. >> is she clearing herself up enough with that? should the foundation have to stop taking foreign donations now? >> i think you'll see them stop taking foreign donations. >> okay. so robert, joe biden certainly answered that question just like a politician. >> i don't interpret that as a slam or an attack on the foundation at all. i really am concerned, carol, about the swift boating of the clinton foundation. you remember how john kerry was attacked by his purple hearts by republicans who never served in military combat. the clinton foundation has gotten the highest marks from every philanthropy watchdog group. they were given high marks for its transparency. >> robert, that may be true. but there are serious questions
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about the foundation and its possible connections to the state department. so why not just go deal with those questions? just do it now and show the voters that you get it, we're going to eliminate foreign donation to the clinton foundation right now. bill clinton and chelsea clinton are going to have nothing to do with the foundation? why not say that now? >> you know something, carol, there is a dampbs between perception and political spin. what i'm really worried about, quite frankly, foundation according to the state department has met all the proper standards of transparency and separation. state department acknowledged that. i think when you are dealing with a foundation that literally has reduced the drug costs serving 11 minu 111.5 million ph hiv/aids medication, saving 50,000 lives a year of children in kenya, ma i think they are dg extraordinary work. >> surely, another organization could take over for a time and continue the good work of the foundation, couldn't it? >> i've worked on a lot of non-profits. i have to say, number one, i
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don't like the chances of the survival of this foundation. it doesn't look like it is going to be compatible with where hillary clinton is heading. on the other hand, it does take time to wind something like this down. i think even in moving at top speed, i would not expect them to be able to unwind all of the different grant contracts, all of the different employment contracts, all of the different obligations that they've undertaken all around the world in just 65, 68 days. we're going to see this go away. i don't know that i would expect it to happen before the election. >> it's also worth noting -- >> i have to leave it there, i'm sorry. thank you both for being with me this morning. still to come in the "newsroom," booed but undeterred. colin kaepernick continues his protest at the national anthem, but this time he's not alone. and monday night at 8:00 eastern, don't miss our cnn special report, an in-depth look the a the life and times of two major party candidates for president. of course, hillary clinton and donald trump. >> i accept your nomination.
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san francisco 49ers quarterback colin kaepernick greeted with a chorus of boos as he walked on to the field last night. despite the chilly reception, kaepernick continued his protest, kneeling during the national anthem at a game to honor military service members. and this time, he wasn't alone. cnn sports anchor coy wire is following the story for us this morning. good morning. >> good morning, carol. colin kaepernick says he will continue to protest racial injustice in america by continuing to sit during the national anthem until he sees significant change. he has also said from the beginning it was never his intention to disrespect the military. once the anthem played last night, instead of sitting off away from his teammates like he had the past three games, kaepernick knelt on one knee, joined by teammate eric reid and also former nfl player and army veteran nate boyer stood next to
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kaepernick on the right, showing support for kaepernick. kaepernick insided boyer to the game after reading an open letter boyer had written in support of colin. they had an hour and a half conversation before the game. they bonded. now, after the game, kaepernick stood by his reasoning for protesting and he clarified his stance. listen. >> media painted this as i'm anti-american, anti-men and women of the military, and that's not the case at all. this is really something about human rights. it's about the people. this isn't about anything other than that. and some people aren't given the same rights, aren't given the same opportunities as others. >> now, kaepernick also went on to say that he will donate $1 million to charities that help communities in need. that's powerful stuff. people are listening. up at the coast in california in oakland, seahawks player jeremy lane showing support for kaepernick, sitting during the
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national anthem before the seahawks played in their final preseason game against the raiders. lane saying he likes what kaepernick is doing and wants to stand behind him. kaepernick answered questions about his now infamous pig socks he wore. black socks with pigs wearing police hats. he says he wasn't trying to bash all police officers. >> i have uncles, i have friends who are cops, and i have great respect for them because they're doing it for the right reason and they want to protect and help people. that's not the case with all cops. and the cops that are murdering people and are racist are putting other cops in danger like my family, like my friends, and that's an issue that needs to be addressed. >> now, colin kaepernick has plenty of people who aren't happy about the methods he's using to bring about more awareness to racial injustice in our country, carol, but he has so many people who are getting the message, including fellow
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a flight attendant would not stand for it when a passenger started doing head stands in her seat. cnn's jeanne moos reports. >> reporter: as if shoes on the armrest, bare feet on the tray table, ponytail other the screen, aren't bad enough, how about a head stand on an aisle seat. >> we were all laughing because this was, in my opinion, the
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best in flight entertainment i've ever had. >> reporter: he whipped out his phone and captured this passenger limbering up on a two-hour united flight from l.a. to mexico. he started to live tweet, making up names for the moves. from the dragonfly shuffle to the raptor spirit. when she started to do a second head stand, a flight attendant intervened. >> she's saying, like, miss, if you could please stop doing that, and the lady's like, i guess. i'm like, she was a little weird, i'll be honest, but, i mean, she seemed like a sweet lady too. >> reporter: at least she wasn't naked wearing a pillow case over her eyes while giving herself a pedicure or trying to smash the door to the jetway. the lady doing the head stand told the flight attendant she wasn't feeling well. this latest example of a passenger misbehaving comes just as american airlines has
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launched a new ad campaign. a campaign showcasing how the world's greatest flyers are supposed to behave. they like babies but bring noise canceling headphones. they always ask before they raise and lower the window shade. but shouldn't you ask before raising your legs? >> in all fairness to her, she did it really well. >> reporter: so well, she didn't even wake up the guy sleeping next to her. >> we told him afterwards when he woke up and we showed him the videos and he could not believe it. >> reporter: feet in the air. 35,000 feet. jeanne moos, cnn, new york. the next hour of "cnn newsroom" after a break. gilman: go get it, marcus. go get it. gilman used his cash rewards credit card from bank of america to earn 1% cash back everywhere, every time. at places like the batting cages. ♪ [ crowd cheers ] 2% back at grocery stores and now at wholesale clubs.
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